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Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Brooks, Palmer-Brown, and more

Wolfsburg returned to Bundesliga play on Saturday and John Brooks helped the team earn a shutout win.

Brooks and Wolfsburg held their own against Eintracht Frankfurt in a 2-0 victory which bumped them to seventh in the Bundesliga table. Despite allowing nine Frankfurt shots on goal, Wolfsburg would hang on after scoring a goal in each half. Brooks won five of his eight duels in the match, while making 11 clearances and making six recoveries. The win for Wolfsburg snapped a four-match winless streak in all competitions and sets them up for a Europa League trip to Ukraine this week.

Elsewhere, Tim Ream helped Fulham to a 2-1 London Derby win over Queens Park Rangers. Christian Pulisic failed to do much in Chelsea’s 2-1 road loss to Manchester City. Zack Steffen and Alfredo Morales both played 90 minutes in Fortuna Dusseldorf’s 4-0 loss to Bayern Munich. Erik Palmer-Brown helped Austria Wien to a league win, Niko Hamalainen played 90 minutes in Kilmarnock’s home victory, and Matthew Olosunde and Rotherham United downed MK Dons on the road.

Here’s a closer look at this weekend’s Americans Abroad action:



Christian Pulisic started and played 90 minutes in Chelsea’s 2-1 loss to Manchester City on Saturday.

DeAndre Yedlin started and played 90 minutes in Newcastle United’s 2-0 loss to Aston Villa on Monday. Yedlin conceded a free kick, which led to an Aston Villa goal.

EFL Championship

Eric Lichaj started and played 90 minutes in Hull City’s 2-2 draw with Middlesbrough on Sunday.

Tim Ream started and played 90 minutes in Fulham’s 2-1 win over QPR on Friday.

Duane Holmes started and played 90 minutes in Derby County’s 1-0 win over Preston North End on Saturday.

Antonee Robinson started and played 90 minutes in Wigan Athletic’s 2-1 loss to Stoke City on Saturday.

Matt Miazga started and played 90 minutes in Reading’s 1-0 loss to Brentford on Saturday.

Cameron Carter-Vickers did not dress for Stoke City.

Geoff Cameron did not dress for QPR.

League One

Matthew Olosunde started and played 90 minutes in Rotherham United’s 3-2 win over MK Dons on Saturday.

Giles Phillips dressed but did not play in Wycombe Wanderers’ 1-0 win over Doncaster Rovers on Saturday.

Lynden Gooch is OUT (Injury) for Sunderland.

Charlie Kelman is OUT (Injury) for Southend United.

FA trophy

Jordan Adebayo-Smith started and played 66 minutes in Boston United’s 1-0 loss to Atherton Collieries on Saturday.

Premier League Cup U-23

Indiana Vassilev started and played 72 minutes in Aston Villa’s 4-0 loss to West Ham United on Friday.

Luca De La Torre did not dress in Fulham’s 1-1 draw with Swansea City on Friday.

Premier League International Cup

Kyle Scott did not dress in Newcastle United’s 1-1 draw with Benfica B on Friday.



Zack Steffen started and played 90 minutes in Fortuna Dusseldorf’s 4-0 loss to Bayern Munich on Saturday.

Alfredo Morales started and played 90 minutes for Fortuna Dusseldorf.

John Brooks started and played 90 minutes in Wolfsburg’s 2-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.

Weston McKennie came off the bench and played 17 minutes in Schalke’s 2-1 win over Werder Bremen on Saturday.

Khiry Shelton dressed but did not play in Paderborn’s 3-3 draw with Borussia Dortmund on Friday.

Fabian Johnson dressed but did not play in Borussia Monchengladbach’s 2-0 loss to Union Berlin on Saturday.

Josh Sargent dressed but did not play for Werder Bremen.

Tyler Adams did not dress in RB Leipzig’s 4-1 win over Koln on Saturday.

Timothy Chandler dressed but did not play for Eintracht Frankfurt.

2. Bundesliga

Bobby Wood started and played 60 minutes in Hamburg’s 2-1 win over Dynamo Dresden on Saturday.

Julian Green did not dress (Injury) in Greuther Furth’s 0-0 draw with Nuremberg on Sunday.

Sebastian Soto did not dress in Hannover’s 2-1 loss to Darmstadt on Monday.

3. Liga

Terrence Boyd came off the bench, scored ONE goal, and played four minutes in Hallescher FC’s 3-0 win over Carl Zeiss Jena on Friday.

McKinze Gaines came off the bench and played 28 minutes in Sonnenhof Grobaspach’s 2-1 loss to Meppen on Saturday.

Chris Richards started and played 90 minutes in Bayern Munich II’s 1-1 draw with 1860 Munchen on Sunday.

Timothy Tillman did not dress for Bayern II.


Malik McLemore started and played 90 minutes in Greuther Furth II’s 1-0 loss to  Schalding-Heining on Saturday.

Michael Edwards and Wolfsburg II face VfB Oldenburg on Sunday.

Brady Scott dressed but did not play in Koln II’s 1-1 draw with RW Oberhausen on Saturday.

Blaine Ferri did not dress for Greuther Furth II.

U-19 Bundesliga

Taylor Booth started and played 90 minutes in Bayern Munich’s 2-1 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.

Ulysses Llanez started and played 90 minutes in Wolfsburg’s 2-0 loss to Dynamo Dresden on Saturday.

Thomas Vincent Robinson dressed but did not play in FC Energie Cottbus’ 3-1 loss to  Niendorfer on Saturday.

Matthew Hoppe did not dress in Schalke’s 1-0 win over Wuppertaler on Saturday.

Giovanni Reyna and Borussia Dortmund’s scheduled match with Alemannia Aachen was postponed on Saturday.



Sergino Dest came off the bench, registered ONE assist, and played 23 minutes in Ajax’s 4-1 win over Heracles on Saturday.

Haji Wright started and played 90 minutes in VVV Venlo’s 2-1 win over FC Twente on Sunday.

Desevio Payne did not dress in FC Emmen’s 1-1 draw with RKC Waalwijk on Sunday.

Eerste Divisie

Richard Ledesma started and played 65 minutes in Jong PSV’s 4-1 loss to De Graafschap on Friday.

Alex Mendez dressed but did not play in Jong Ajax’s 2-1 win over NAC Breda on Friday.

Chris Gloster did not dress for Jong PSV.


Pro League

Ethan Horvath dressed but did not play in Club Brugge’s 2-0 win over Oostende on Friday.

Brendan Hines-Ike did not dress in Kortrijk’s 0-0 draw with Anderlecht on Sunday.

Kenny Saief did not dress for Anderlecht.

Chris Durkin did not dress in Sint-Truiden’s 3-1 loss to Sporting Charleroi on Sunday.


Super Lig

Tyler Boyd dressed but did not play in Besiktas’ 1-0 win over Konyaspor on Saturday.



Emmanuel Sabbi, Christian Cappis started and played 90 minutes in Hobro’s 2-1 loss to Kobenhaven on Sunday.

Michael Lansing dressed but did not play in Horsens’ 4-0 loss to Aalborg on Sunday.

Yosef Samuel, Louicius Don Deedson did not dress for Hobro.

Jonathan Amon did not dress in Nordsjaelland’s 3-0 win over Randers FC on Friday.


Segunda Division

Shaq Moore started and played 90 minutes in Tenerife’s 2-0 win over Sporting Gijon on Friday.


Ligue 1

Theoson Jordan-Siebatcheu came off the bench and played four minutes in Rennes’ 2-1 loss to Dijon on Saturday.

Timothy Weah is OUT for Lille. (Injury)

Ligue 2

Maki Tall did not dress in AC Ajaccio’s 1-1 draw with Clermont Foot on Friday.



Erik Palmer-Brown started and played 90 minutes in Austria Wien’s 0-0 draw with Admira Moedling on Sunday.

Jesse Marsch and RB Salzburg drew SKN St. Poelten 2-2 on Saturday.


Super League

Gboly Ariyibi came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Panetolikos’ 0-0 draw with Panathinaikos on Sunday.


The Allsvenskan and Superettan seasons are on break.


Premier League

Niko Hamalainen started and played 90 minutes in Kilmarnock’s 3-0 win over Hearts on Saturday.

Kevin Silva did not dress for Hearts.

Matt Polster did not dress in Rangers’ 2-1 win over Hamilton Academic on Sunday.

Scottish Cup

James Murphy started and played 45 minutes in Arbroath’s 1-1 draw with Auchinieck Talbot on Saturday.


First Division

Danny Williams started and played 88 minutes in Pafos FC’s 3-0 loss to Apoel Nicosia on Saturday.


Serie B

Andrija Novakovich came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Frosinone’s 2-0 loss to Spezia on Sunday.


Pro League

Jonathan Klinsmann dressed but did not play in St. Gallen’s 4-1 win over Xamax on Sunday.


Super Liga

Joel Sonora started and played 61 minutes in Arsenal de Sarandi’s 1-0 win over Gimnasia on Sunday.

Alan Sonora and Independiente are off this weekend.

South Korea

Mix Diskerud started and played 69 minutes in Ulsan Hyundai’s 1-1 draw with Jeonbuk on Saturday.


Liga MX

Ventura Alvarado started and played 90 minutes in Necaxa’s 3-0 loss to Puebla on Friday.

Fernando Arce started and played 79 minutes in Club Tijuana’s 2-1 loss to Club Leon on Friday.

William Yarbrough did not dress for Club Leon.

Jonathan Suarez did not dress in Queretaro’s 3-1 win over Morelia on Saturday.

ascenso MX playoffs

Tony Alfaro came off the bench and played eight minutes in Zacatepec’s 1-0 second leg win over Atlante on Saturday. Zacatepec advanced on 1-0 aggregate.


  1. I commented on the “Pulisic is fit again and available for the Chelsea vs City game” but I will post the same comment here.

    City showed quality; pressed high and dominated the game. The competition wasn’t as close as the final score suggested.

    Also watched the highlights of the Bayern Munich and Dusseldorf game. The 2nd Bayern goal was a real stinker. I wonder when Steffen is going to learn to exercise common sense to just get rid of the ball instead of forcing it to build from the back (exact mistake as in the 0-3 Mexico loss) and gifted the opponent an easy goal.

  2. Glad to see Wood getting a lot of playing time. Also, why does Pulisic not pressure the ball when he defends he just lets the team dribble around him without pressuring. I have noticed it in nats team and Chelsea performances he does it. He does it on the national team too. Lampard an Beerholder need to instill in him to put pressure on the ball and make an attempt at a tackle instead of letting them dribble freely. It is very frustrating and and a open invite to come and score. SMH

    • Hamburg scores both goals after Wood was subbed off. Whoscored rated him as the lowest player on the team. Neither of those things tell the whole story but don’t be surprised if Wood is back on the bench next week.

  3. Nick Taitague seems to be back from injury playing for the 2nd match in a row. This week getting a start and going 90 minutes in a 0-0 draw with RW Essen. Nick picked up a yellow card.
    Leipzig manager said that Adams will be able to practice in full this week, not sure if that means he’ll dress next week or not.


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